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Keep Your Stride

Keep Your Stride (Audio) I have an uncle in Kentucky that I see, on average, about once every 10 years or so. When we have been at his farm and walk through his fields, I’ve always noted that he has one of the longest strides where most of us have to quicken our pace in…

Trust, But Verify

Trust, But Verify: (Audio) Ronald Regan was taught a phrase back in the 80’s when he was in negotiations with his Russian counterpart, Mikhail Gorbachev, as they were planning nuclear disarmament. Suzanne Massie, a writer in Russia taught him a proverb in Russian, and you simply must listen to this clip to hear the exchange…

The Edges of Life

The Edges of Life: (Audio) I have never been a fan of producing a showpiece when it comes to my personal space. Some want all the name brands, fanciest gadgets, top of the line so-and-so’s… I’m generally happy with my clutter and imperfections.┬áIt’s not that these other desires are wrong. I would be smug, and…

Idiomatic Thoughts

Idioms…Somewhere in the past someone made up an expression to explain the obvious, or mystery, and the saying sort of sticks around. Maybe it’s used to describe the same situation, or applied to other similar situations. Maybe it keeps the same meaning, or can be easily applied to other situations with totally different meanings.